Bruce Fisher, also known as “Aloha Bruce” is owner of Hawaii Aloha Travel and a Hawaii vacation evangelist. Long time local to Oahu, Bruce joined forces with Wayde (a.k.a “The Poor Man”) of Wayde’s World activity adventures to produce a podcast that details interesting topics of Hawaii for listeners the world over. While Bruce produces another podcast through Hawaii Aloha Travel, the Lucky We Live Hawaii podcast is a chance for him to really loosen up and talk about topics beyond just Hawaii vacations. It’s a place for him to relax and speak his mind. With a conversational tone, this casual podcast highlights Bruce’s knack for on-the-spot discussions and spontaneous entertainment.
The Lucky We Live Hawaii podcast give listeners insight into Hawaii from a local’s perspective. Honest, direct, and a Hawaii-style entrepreneur at heart, Aloha Bruce opens up and shares his thoughts on topics like the aloha spirit, the meaning of haole, how to “make it” in Hawaii, summer seasons, and feeling appreciative of the Hawaii lifestyle.
A veteran in the travel industry, Bruce has seen it all when it comes to the ups and downs of life (and vacationing) in Hawaii. With humble beginnings in the radio and broadcasting industry, Aloha Bruce has worked his way up to being a Hawaii vacation juggernaut. His sociable personality, powerful voice and passion for Hawaii have gained him results in broader aspects of business. Grateful for everyday that he wakes up in Hawaii, this travel guru has much to share with podcast listeners.
Get the inside scoop with Aloha Bruce on all things Hawaii related. This podcast offers some humor, witty banter and spontaneity mixed with down-to-earth experiences. Join Bruce as he shares his opinion on the finer things in life, like Hawaii style living. Start at the beginning or skip around. It’s all fun stuff to know.
Aloha everyone, the names Wayde Fishman, they call me “The Poor Man” here in Hawaii…Why the Poor Man? When I first moved here I didn’t realize the cost of living difference, but once I awoke to it I knew that if I intended to stay here in Hawai’i and survive I needed to change my habits that I had back on the mainland. I needed to live, shop, eat and enjoy Hawai’i like a local and so the Poor Man began his journey. The journey wasn’t easy…Trial and error followed me everywhere I went, but I never gave up on my dream because if you have ever felt the spirit of Hawai’i Nei, the Spirit of Aloha, then you would understand and know it’s power, the mana covers the aina. It’s felt on every corner of the islands, atop every mountain, along every reef and under every volcanic rock . This is the only place I have ever felt whole, the only place I have ever truly belonged and the only place I will never leave behind.
In a day and age where I felt the American Dream was dead, the only way I was going to fight for my dreams and make them come true was not so much with money, but with my heart, mind and spirit. I knew if I had a passion for something, if I had an idea or vision of what I wanted my life to be, I needed to picture myself in it and make it happen…money would follow! I was done talking about it like so many do and I choose to ACT NOW on my dreams! No one was going to spoon feed me this one. This is my baby and my baby alone. Today after losing one battle after the other things have turned in my favor because I never gave up and I always believed in myself. Now I know that nothing is impossible and I am living proof that no matter how little money you have, how few people you know or how foreign your surroundings my be…you can succeed.
When I originally moved here with just a suitcase in the late 90’s I lived in a duplex with roomates in Kalihi…Next door lived a Hawaiian family. They opened their home to me and I befriended them. Ike, the head of the house hold, showed me so much: the culture, the food, the hula, mele and the spirit of aloha. He treated me like “ohana” and I gained a great respect for him. His concerns of the take over of his lands, loss of his people and the sovereignty of the Hawaiian nation came to the forefront of our conversations. These islands have a deep history far beyond it’s beauty and it would be ignorant to come here and not learn about her deep cultured past and how forward these islands have come or how far they have digressed depending on what side you fall on. Being originally from Boston I just didn‘t understand the spiritual side of my life and the Aloha Spirit until Ike awoken me to it, once done my life forever changed. Please take the opportunity to visit the sacred places, the temples and palaces . I promise that you will leave these islands with a new respect for the true Hawaiian people and the land they love and cherish.
Seven years ago I started Wayde’s World “Poor Man’s Guide to Hawaii.” I was forced to learn how to get around all the gimmicks and expensive things in Hawaii and live on a poor man’s budget like all locals do! I learned the hard way, so others didn’t have to. After hearing from so many tourists, “Hawaii is so beautiful, but it’s so expensive”, I decided to create a Youtube channel on Hawai’I, then a website, then tours, then a nonprofit called 808 cleanups to let visitors know that they can experience all of Hawaii’s beauty, food, accommodations and activities off the beaten path without sacrificing anything.